Bandits attack immigration base in Jigawa, kill 1 officer, injure others

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Bandits attack immigration base in Jigawa, kill 1 officer, injure others

Story from Dahiru SULEIMAN, Dutse

Bandits have attacked an immigration patrol base along Galadi- Birniwa axis in Jigawa State killing one officer and injuring two others.

Addressing a press conference at the state Immigration Service Headquarters in Dutse, the Jigawa State Immigration Comptroller, ACG Ismail Abba Aliyu, said the incident happened Tuesday at midnight.

He said the criminals arrived the patrol base on two motorcycles, each carrying three persons and the second one conveying two persons.

According to the comptroller, the bandits opened fire on the immigration officials on patrol which resulted in the death of one of the staff identified as Abdullahi Mohammed (CIA), while two of the team members, Abba Musa Kiyawa (DSI) and Zubairu Garba (AII) sustained serious bullet wounds.

Aliyu further stated that as a result of heavy gun fire the bandits encountered, they fled into the bush and abandoned a handset (TecnoT5) and two motorcycles, a Bajaj with number MD2 A18AXS7MWK81092, and a royal brand motorcycle with number RY157FMINILI2607.

Furthermore the Jigawa Comptroller said the wounded staffers are being at a renowned General Hospital for proper medication and observation, while the deceased officer has been laid to rest in Dutse town according to Islamic rites.

He called for more support, and logistics from the government and vital information from members of the public to assist them in keeping the state safe.

The Comptroller assured that the seized items would be handed over to the Jigawa State Police Commissioner for further Investigations.

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